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Report: Lakers interested in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope if signed to hefty 1-year deal

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

The Los Angeles Lakers have added themselves to the myriad of rabid suitors for the newest top free agent in the market, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who was renounced by the Detroit Pistons minutes ago upon the trade that sent defensive specialist Avery Bradley to the Motor City, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

But the only caveat keeping them in pursuit of the coveted three-and-D specialist is their interest is only based on a “balloon one-year deal,” according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Lakers have been hellbent on saving salary cap space for the next offseason, when they hope to pry Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder and sign him to a beefy long-term deal to start his career with the team.

So far, Los Angeles has swung and missed with this proposal, missing on the likes of George Hill and Dion Waiters, who signed multi-year deals elsewhere, soon after meeting with the organization.

The 24-year-old wing is likely to want more than a one year rental at the City of Angels — making this an unlikely proposal to consider for the Georgia standout.

Given KCP’s new status as the biggest commodity of the free agent market, he is expected to receive plenty of attention from several teams, starting with the Brooklyn Nets — who can take a shot at his services if the Washington Wizards choose to match Otto Porter‘s $106.5 million offer from the cellar-dwelling franchise.